August 5, 2013
Latin American bloc Mercosur reiterated today to the United Nations
its indignation over US espionage practices revealed by Edward Snowden,
without prescribing its next steps on the matter.
During a meeting with Ban Ki-moon, foreign ministers from Venezuela,
Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina presented a final declaration from a
recent Mercosur summit, condemning the US information gathering.
“We were mandated by our heads of state to express our serious
concern with the espionage allegations that have come out of Edward
Snowden’s revelations,” Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota told